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This library is a designated depository for US Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Featured Resource

Map indicating density of slaves in the southern US in 1860
NOAA Civil War Coastal Surveys
In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson established the Survey of the Coast to produce the nautical charts necessary for maritime safety, defense, and the establishment of national boundaries. Within years, the United States Coast Survey was the government’s leading scientific agency, charting coastlines and determining land elevations for the nation. In 1861, the agency adjusted quickly to meet the needs of a country at war.

Collections

Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:

To find older US documents published before 1976, ask for assistance as the above catalogs provide limited coverage of UNH holdings for this period.

Many recent New Hampshire government publications are found in the New Hampshire State Publications Digital Library.

Library Services

  • All members of the public may use these materials
  • Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
  • For assistance, contact Government Information staff, Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)
  • Some of the library's data services are only available to the UNH community
  • Computer access for the public to government information and specialized resources (on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)):
    • Two terminals next to the Reference Desk
    • One computer in the Class of 1943 Map Room

Patents and trademarks

The UNH Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. However, the UNH Law PTRC is open to the public during weekday hours. See their website for details.